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October 12, 2017 - Product News

SpecFinder Narrows Down Search for Tractor Wheels

Photo: Alcoa Wheels

Arconic's SpecFinder online tool for Alcoa aluminum truck wheels is designed to streamline the lightweight, aluminum wheel-shopping process for fleets, OEMs, and owner-operators.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Arconic, Online Tool

October 2, 2017 - Product News

New Wheel Covers Hide Fasteners for Optimized Aerodynamics

This clear cover illustrates the attaching mechanism. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Deflecktor has designed a new generation of aerodynamic wheel covers, which it says offer a more aerodynamic shape because the fastening system is entirely contained behind the smooth, aerodynamic wheel cover face.

Tags: Wheels, Aerodynamics, Wheel Ends, NACV Show

July 18, 2017 - Product News

Accuride Launches ProFinish Steel Wheel Refinishing

Photo: Accuride

Accuride has introduced the ProFinish steel wheel refinishing service for the North American commercial vehicle market. Now in full operation, ProFinish will refinish all steel wheel makes with Accuride’s Steel Armor coating that protects the wheel from corrosion and comes with a 12-month warranty against rust damage.

Tags: Wheels, Protective Coatings, Accuride, Steel, Powder Coatings

June 19, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Agrees to Buy German Wheel Supplier

Accuride has entered into an agreement to acquire Mefro Wheels, a privately owned German-based supplier of steel wheels to the commercial vehicle industries in Europe and Asia.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Global, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers

May 8, 2017 - Product News

Peterbilt Offers Aero Wheel Covers on Model 579

Photo: RealWheels

RealWheels' Twist & Lock Aero Covers with Windows are now available as an option on Peterbilt’s Model 579 tractors.

Tags: Peterbilt, Wheels, Model 579, Aerodynamics, Wheel Ends

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

Alcoa Looks to Detroit for Styling

Alcoa displayed a few prototype black aluminum wheels at the Mid-America Trucking Show. Photos: Jim Park

Alcoa is looking at the potential of producing a black version of the Dura-Bright Evo wheel. The company brought a few prototypes to the Mid-America Trucking Show, trying to see if people noticed them and asked about them.

Tags: Alcoa, Wheels, MATS

January 25, 2017 - Product News

Maxion Enters Forged Aluminum Truck Wheel Market

Donald Polk, president of Maxion Wheels, Americas Photo: Maxion Wheels

Maxion Wheels is extending its product portfolio to include forged aluminum wheels, Donald Polk, President of Maxion Wheels, Americas, announced at a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Wheels, Aluminum

January 24, 2017 - Product News

Accuride Offers New Wheels, Warranties

Two 22.5 x 8.25 steel wheels new to the Accu-Lite line. Photo: Accuride

Accuride introduced new steel and aluminum wheels and extended warranties on anti-corrosion coatings at this year’s Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Wheels, Accuride, HDAW, Lightweighting

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Arconic Signs $450 Million in Supply Deals for its Alcoa Wheels

Photo via Alcoa Wheels

Manufacturing company Arconic has signed more than $450 million in long-term agreements, including a major deal with Paccar, to supply its forged aluminum Alcoa wheels to makers of commercial vehicles serving global markets.

Tags: Wheels, Aluminum, Alcoa, Arconic

May 23, 2016 - Industry News

Alcoa Wheel Names 16-Year Veteran President

Merrick Murphy Photo: Alcoa

Sixteen-year company veteran Merrick Murphy has been named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products business.

Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa, People

February 11, 2016 - Industry News

Survey Delves Into Truck Tire Purchasing and Maintenance

Modern Tire Dealer and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines have completed an in-depth research project that provides an expansive look at truck tires and their maintenance.

Tags: Tires, Wheels

January 27, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Rolls Out Anti-Corrosion EverSteel Wheel Technology

Accuride's new aluminum wheels is said to save 5-7% in weight over previous models. Photo: Accuride

At HDAW, component supplier Accuride launched its EverSteel wheel technology, designed to prevent corrosion in steel wheels, as well as two new lightweight aluminum wheels.

Tags: Corrosion, Wheels, Aluminum, Accuride

November 16, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Makes Changes to Support Going Global

Scott D. Hazlett has been promoted to president, Wheels.

Accuride announced Monday that it has realigned its organization and upgraded its leadership team to support the company’s plans to grow as a supplier of wheel-end products to the global commercial vehicle industry.

Tags: Leadership, Gunite, Wheels, Accuride, People, Global

September 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Board Agrees to Split Company

Alcoa’s board of directors unanimously approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly-traded companies.

Tags: Leadership, Wheels, Alcoa

August 3, 2015 - Product News

Alcoa Updates Wheel Service Manual

Alcoa will release the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual later this summer, the company announced.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Parts and Service

July 28, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Forms Transportation and Construction Solutions Segment

Alcoa is incorporating its Wheel & Transportation Products and Alcoa Building & Construction Systems units into a single new business segment called Transportation and Construction Solutions.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Increases Second Quarter Profit

Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.

Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels

July 6, 2015 - Industry News

RevHD Offers Online Wheel-End Training

Image via RevHD

Wheel-end parts manufacturer RevHD has launched a free wheel-end training course on its website for training and certifying mechanics on wheel-end repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Wheels, Wheel Ends, RevHD

April 27, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Comes Close to First Quarter Profit

Truck component supplier Accuride Corp. nearly broke even the first quarter of the year after losing more money a year earlier.

Tags: Accuride, Earnings, Wheels, Gunite

April 9, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Swings to Profit, Predicts Aluminum Wheel Market Growth

Alcoa reported strong profits for the first quarter, saying its transformation "is fully on course," and is bullish about the commercial vehicle market.

Tags: Alcoa, Earnings, Wheels

March 26, 2015 - Industry News

Alcoa Rolls Out Next-Gen Dura-Bright Wheel

Building on the success of its predecessor, Alcoa is bringing to market the Dura-Bright EVO wheel, said to be highly resistant to corrosion caused by road salts and weather elements, and more resistant to cleaning chemicals.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, MATS, Mid-America Trucking Show

November 3, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Positive Earnings for Second Consecutive Quarter

Accuride introduced a new lightweight line of aluminum wheels this year.

The strong commercial truck market has helped Accuride Corp. to a second profitable quarter in a row, with a number of analysts upgrading their advice on the company's stock.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings

July 31, 2014 - Industry News

Accuride Reports Strong Second Quarter Results

Accuride Corp. says its Fix and Grow strategy is working, reporting operating income for the second quarter doubled year over year. The first half of 2014 is the first time it's reported positive net income since 2007.

Tags: Wheels, Accuride, Earnings, Brake Parts

July 22, 2014 - Industry News

Alcoa Wants Your Wheel Pix for Photo Sharing Contest

Truckers who share interesting photos of their trucks with Alcoa wheels can share them on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to win merchandise from the company.

Tags: Twitter, Wheels, Alcoa

June 27, 2014 - Industry News

Maxion Appoints Bill Wardle Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing

According to the company, this addition to its global leadership team will help to push Maxion Wheels’ aggressive growth strategy. Wardle will be based in the company’s global headquarters in Novi, Mich.

Tags: Wheels, People

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